Group61Companion volunteers work alongside Wesley Mission Queensland staff to support older people (Friends) that are socially isolated. With friendship, compassion and knowledge our volunteers build a friendship and walk alongside our Friends with the aim to support social connection and decrease social isolation.
Group61Companions exists to enable fullness of life through friendship with people experiencing social isolation. This includes:
You will be matched with an older Friend experiencing social isolation living in the community.
You will meet regularly and engage in social activities with your Friend. You will be required to communicate with Area Coordinator to ensure the volunteer/Friend relationship is continuing to meet the needs of the Friend and of your training expectations.You are also required to complete monthly report and submit it to Area Coordinator.
Currently connecting by telephone and available once social distancing is relaxed further in various locations across Brisbane North, Brisbane South and Gold Coast.
Various starting dates.
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